Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition
Cath Maige Tuired: The Second Battle of Mag Tuired (Author: [unknown])

section 40

Now after that the Túatha Dé went together to talk with their adopted son Bres mac Elathan, and they asked him for their sureties. He gave them restoration of the kingship, and they did not regard him as properly qualified to rule from that time on. He asked to remain for seven years. ‘You will have that,’ the same assembly agreed, ‘provided that the safeguarding of every payment that has been assigned to you—including house and land, gold and silver, cattle and food —is supported by the same securities, and that we have freedom of tribute and payment until then.’ ‘You will have what you ask,’ Bres said.